Advent is a really special period of time and marking it is important here at Thrifty Towers and for a long time we’ve wanted to invest in an advent calendar we could use year after year – saving us money in the long run and having less of an impact on the planet. This christmas tree advent string is just the ticket! It features 24 patterned Christmas trees each backed with a peg and strung on string upon which you can peg small items to mark the passing days of advent. As we’re Christian we’ll probably peg up something mindful of the season like a biblical verse and I also think adding something like a nicely wrapped tea light to burn on each Sunday of advent might be fitting but I can’t promise a little bit of chocolate or a candy cane won’t sneak in there somewhere. Ahem. I love the traditional style of the colours used because I feel they’re the kind of the thing we’ll be able to use over and over again.
It can be used on its own at the start of advent and then matched with other decorations as we add them to the house in the run up to Christmas. Going forward I’m seeing twinkly lights and pretty little packages strung up in our hallway welcoming people into our festive home. It’s really important to me when buying pretty much anything that we can use it over and over again. It breaks my tiny little mind that some people buy all of their Christmas decorations anew every year – I want something which will past the test of time for not only the planet but tradition. I want to pull out this advent calendar in 30 years time and remember putting it up in 2013 and all of the memories in-between.